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for June 4, 2021

A FRIDAY FUNERAL & HIGH PRICED SHOPPING

I haven't got much to say today. I have just returned from officiating at a funeral for a young 45 year old man who has a set of twin boys who will be four years old in three weeks. I have never met the man, nor his family. His mother made the arrangements and his girlfriend of many years (the mother of the two boys) brought a friend to keep them occupied during a service that was private and for only the family and a few friends.

Went I look out and see nine family members, five friends and a couple of co-workers out in the audience - and that is it, it makes me wonder if the family felt like the man had few friends. Well, after the service and in talking with his mother, he had a number of friends but they chose just to make the service small and simple.

I spoke what I consider to be encouraging words, I comforted them with some memories I gleaned from his mother and, by request, I spoke on Matthew 11:28-30:

Come to me all of you who are weary and full of burden, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden in light.

These verses form what has come to be known as the Great Invitation of Jesus. He wants us to turn over all our cares and concerns and give them to Him. We wants to share our load (hence the term "take up my yoke."

This passage was chosen my the mother who, I know, never really looked forward to burying a child. In the normal course of things, the children as supposed to bury the parents, not the other way around.

So, this simple private service came with a few memories, pictures rotating around on a video screen, a few songs (two of which were the young man's favorite and not so "spiritual" but with words suitable for the occasion.

I am back home now with the sun shining for the first time in 48 hours and getting reading to hide again as we will have one final blast of rain and thunder coming to hit us big time. So far, we have had 3.72 inches in that period and expect another inch to come by 5:00. It has been a blessing for Janice's garden, our flowers and grass as well as the trees.

There is not much more to talk about. Janice got off from work and went straight to the grocery store. Wal-Mart is her place of choice and she will be there a couple of hours. She got paid today so she will be bringing home more than the usual amount of groceries, although since Joe Biden became President, she has new choices in her shopping. She can come home with about ten to twelve grocery bags less and paid about the same as she did before Christmas, or she can shop the same amount and pay about $150.oo more in prices.

When will the American working folk get it through their thick heads that we pay through the nose every time the Democrats take over. Last year, the gas price was $1.75 a gallon. Today, the average here is $2.99. They say, by the time summer is over, the price of regular will be over $4.00 a gallon.

The media will say it Is a lie and blame it on Trump, or call it unrelated to the new administration's policies, but IT IS BIDEN'S FAULT! He and those damned Democrats I call "Communists."

In conclusion, I just got a call from Janice who ran into her brother and sister-in-law at Wal-Mart. They want to go out to Chili's for supper and they eat supper early - like 5:00! I stopped by Chic-Fil-A after the funeral and ordered up a 4-count chicken strip dinner with waffle fries. I am full, not hungry at all. But I am expected to not be a party-pooper and go out. I guess I can have some dessert.

Until tomorrow ...

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My life is boring. I read, I watch Glenn Beck and Mark Levin. I listen to Andrew Wilkow. I engage in some conversation with those who are willing to listen (they being masochistic and enjoy killing themselves with my banter).

I plan on just laying out the things that bother me and the things I love. Nothing in-between. I hope you find whatever I put here amusing.